Welcome Baby: Tools For the Journey

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So, you’re expecting a baby! This informative and supportive class focuses on late pregnancy through birth and the early postpartum period. While some parents choose to take this class close to their due date so that the information is fresher, others choose to come earlier so that they can practice the breathing and comfort tools. Overall, it is recommended that you and your birth partner take this class in the second half of your pregnancy - from late second trimester to early third trimester. This gives you some time to prepare for birth and to practice the labor comfort strategies.

In this workshop you can expect to learn about:

  • The “journey” from pregnancy through the early parenting period with a particular focus on the childbirth and postpartum periods.
  • Methods of childbirth and pain relief, including traditional medical interventions and C-section births.
  • Newborn care and parenting concerns
  • Relaxation techniques (active and passive), breathing strategies, comfort measures, positions for labor and comfort, yoga postures for body awareness and labor preparation, and stress management for the postpartum period

Materials: Please bring two pillows, a blanket and a water bottle to class. Please dress comfortably.

Instructor: Shelley Langmaid
Time: 9:30 am- 3:30 pm (noon – 1 pm lunch on your own)
Dates: (FALL) Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017 (2 days)
              (WINTER) Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14, 2018 (2 days)
              (WINTER) Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25, 2018 (2 days)
              (WINTER) Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2018 (2 days)
Location: Lounge/ Presidents Room, Alumni Memorial Building, 13 Bailey Drive, UNB Fredericton campus (Click here to view the UNB campus map)
Course Fee: $145 per couple (+HST)

Shelley LangmaidAbout the Instructor:  Shelley Langmaid, BN, CCCE is a mother of three young children who has been teaching prenatal classes for the past 12 years. Since she began obstetrical training, as part of her nursing degree, Shelley has had a particular passion for family centered, holistic care. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from UNB and has been certified as a childbirth educator and a childbirth educator trainer by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CCCE). A certified Roots of Empathy educator, Shelley goes into schools with parents and infants to teach school-age children about empathy. A long-time yoga practitioner, Shelley has also undertaken certification in yoga postures for pregnancy.

Welcome Baby: Tools For The Journey reflects years of experience as a mother, a health educator, and a participant in local initiatives for the empowerment of new mothers and families in the Fredericton community.  The course includes evidence based maternal health research to provide the highest quality of education in a supportive environment.

Please note: This is a small class with limited enrolment. *To confirm your spot, payment must be received.*


Register for the Dec. 2 & 3, 2017 class

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